Australian almond boss is California dreaming

The man steering the Australian almond juggernaut is not long back from a major industry conference in California with a few problems and a lot of potential on his hands.

Industry finds 2023 a tough year to crack

Almond growers have experienced one of their most challenging years in recent history.

APVMA releases proposed chlorpyrifos decision

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has released its proposed regulatory decision on the reconsideration of chlorpyrifos, an insecticide used for the control of pests in various agricultural, horticultural, commercial, and veterinary situations.

Almond sales on trend

Australian almond sales remain on pace to clear processor warehouses by season’s end after another significant sales month in September.

ACE orchard officially opens

More than 200 stakeholders recently attended the official handover of the Australian almond industry’s centre of excellence experimental orchard at Loxton North in South Australia’s Riverland.

SEGURIS Flexi – a flexible option for almonds

Century Orchards grows 700ha of almonds at Loxton in South Australia’s Riverland, with about half their trees Nonpareil, with the balance mostly a mix of Carmel, Peerless, Price and Monterey.

Demonstrated success for almond aeration

The Agriculture Victoria team at the Mildura SmartFarm, in collaboration with Harveston Aeration Solutions and under the guidance of Dr Zelmari Coetzee, have successfully demonstrated the drying of wet almonds using ambient aeration.

Almond exports up by nearly 50 per cent

Demand for Australian almonds continues at a record pace in the latest industry shipping report released by the Almond Board of Australia.

Gearing up for demand surge for almond exports

Industry and Hort Innovation are working together to prime the Australian almond sector for growth amid a 118 per cent rise in overseas demand over the past decade.

Biostimulant trial boosts almond crop yields

New trial results demonstrate that Mycorrcin, a biostimulant from Biostart, has been found to increase the size of young almond trees, as well as the amount and weight of both nuts and kernels, while also improving soil biology.

Hull rot a key target for almond orchards

Hull rot has largely become the number one disease target in almonds and it’s likely to continue following wet conditions in recent seasons.

Still lot to learn with almond tree nutrition

After a difficult season for almond production and quality, Anthony Wachtel with the Almond Board of Australia (ABA) says when it comes to tree nutrition, “there is still a lot to learn about what we don’t know yet’’.

Export markets drive almond fungicide choices

Almond enterprises are increasingly recognising they have to be particularly strategic with orchard fungicide applications to ensure their produce continues to meet export destination requirements.

Almond crop 25% below estimates

The 2023 Australian almond crop has failed to live up to pre-season expectations and looks set to be down by up to 25% on estimate.

2023 almond crop harvest

The Almond Board of Australia has released its pre-season crop estimate for 2023.